About Us

Who are we?

CAWS is a no-kill, volunteer and foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is working with the community to help animals. As Utah’s oldest animal rescue group, our ongoing rescue, foster, education and adoption programs help animals whose time is up at shelters, those who are abandoned, and as our resources allow, those whom their owners can no longer keep.

We are committed to saving the animals that are often overlooked and under-appreciated at local shelters; this includes, the sick, injured, senior and neonatal kittens and their mothers. We are dedicated to helping those special needs animals find their forever homes.

Our rescue and adoption process is sustainable, innovative and effective. In 2015, we rescued and adopted out over one thousand dogs and cats from shelters throughout the state of Utah.

CAWS Rescue Progress

What People Say


This group was created for CAWS adopters to be able share updates of their new adopted best friends! Thanks for choosing to adopt!
Melissa Zalanka Acker
Melissa Zalanka Acker5 hours ago
We adopted Elliott today and he is going to fit in so good with our family! Thank you to everyone at CAWS for taking care of him. He is such a cuddler and is just perfect!!
Mark Peters
Mark Peters4 hours ago
Cheeto getting ready for winter. I think he kinda likes the snow. For short bits of time. Then back to his blanket.
Justice Dinsdale Hugie
Justice Dinsdale Hugie13 hours ago
Almost 2 years since we got this guy! He's hard to get a pic of, he's busy!

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